Student Research Expo
Student Research Expo Winners for 2019:
- Michael Camerino, Biological Engineering: Density and spatial mapping of OFF-bipolar cell populations in the mouse retina. (Mentor: Peter Fuerst, Biological Sciences)
- Romana Hyde, Biochemistry and Psychology: Assessment of shank3 expression at excitatory synapses in the cerebellar cortex. (Mentor: Ben Richardson, Biological Engineering)
- Joseph A’Hearn, Physics: Are moonlets hidden among the clumps in Saturn's innermost ring? (Mentor: Matthew Hedman, Physics)
- Adam Valaydon-Pillay, Chemistry: Photo-induced cis- to trans- CO isomerism in iron dithiocarbamate CORMs. (Mentors: Sebastian Stoian, Thomas Bitterwolf, Chemistry)
- Kylee Amos, undergraduate student, Psychology and Communication Studies: The impact of personality, interpersonal and other psychological factors on salivary cortisol during a stressful laboratory task. (Mentor: Clarissa Richardson, Psychology and Communication Studies)
- Salvador Castaneda Barba, graduate student, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Hi-C method detects plasmid-host associations in soil. (Mentor: Eva Top, Biological Sciences)
How to Participate in the Expo
The application period is in early fall of each year. See information below about eligibility, poster evaluation and prizes.
Any undergraduate with a declared major in the College of Science is eligible, regardless of the affiliation of the faculty member supervising the research. Also, undergraduates from majors outside the College of Science who work on research projects with College of Science faculty are encouraged to participate. Other students who wish to participate may petition for eligibility by contacting Associate Dean Mark Nielsen.
Any University of Idaho graduate student participating in research supervised by a College of Science faculty member is eligible. Other students who wish to participate may petition for eligibility by contacting Associate Dean Mark Nielsen.
Participants will be judged on the methodology and results of the research (40%), the design and layout of the poster (30%) and the clarity of a short presentation given to judges as they tour the displayed posters (30%).
- Two Outstanding Graduate Student Research Awards of $100 each
- Two Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Awards of $100 each
- College of Science T-shirt or mug for all participants!